PRINCESS GARDEN snooker handicap league.

For the second time in the last three weeks we have another whitewash.
St. Aubin Warriors achieved it playing at home against Tower Pocket Rockets.
Current league leaders Services Short Cue Wonders could only draw their match,
meaning St. Aubin Warriors move back to the top of the table overtaking them with a three point lead.
With just 4 weeks to go it would now appear the title will be between these two teams as third place teams are ten points adrift.
St Lawrence Miniature Rifle Club came away from the depth of St Ouen with their best result of the season, defeating Vinchelez 7-1

Tower Beans 3-5 St. Brelade Steelers
John Mahoney (35) lost to Gary Boschat (14)
Gary won the first on the pink and was a comfortable winner in the second
Aubrey Rive (14) drew with Sean McDonald (-7)
Sean should have won both, in the second he did pot the black but also went in off.
David Ferre (21) drew with Steve Thomas (0)
Both comfortable winners in their respective frame win.
Andy Richardson (0) drew with Karl Le Fevre (-21)
Karl a comfortable winner in the first, Andy winning the second on the pink

St. Thomas’ Tower 4-4 Services Short Cue Wonders
Bob Denison (21) drew with Ryan Swann (32)
Both comfortable winners in their respective frame win.
Connor Davies (-28) lost to Curt Tindall (21)
Curt won the first on the black and a comfortable winner in the second.
Herbie Bruggraber (28) won against Robbie Kilpatrick (-7)
Herbie a comfortable winner in both frames.
John Baudains (42) drew with Lee Travers (7)
Both comfortable winners in their respective frame win

Vinchelez 1-7 St Lawrence Miniature Rifle Club
Fran Savarese (35) lost to Jordan Proctor (35).
Both on the same handicap you would expect a close game, but it was not to be as Jordan completely dominated both frames.
Stuart Simon (42) lost to David Proctor (7)
David won the first on the pink and a comfortable winner in the second.
Alastair Simon (14) lost to Pat Patterson (21)
Both frames won fairly comfortably by Pat
Phil Romeril (0) drew with Andre Bonjour (35)
Andre was a comfortable winner in the first, Phil now had it all to do going in to the last frame 7-0 down knowing it could be the dreaded whitewash.
He managed to dig deep winning it on the pink to save the day.

Mechanics B 4-4 Mechanics Snatchers
Bob Rondel (42) drew with Gary Britton (-63)
With 84 point start Bob made the advantage count and won the first comfortably as Gary failed to score heavily when at the table
. Managed to redeem himself to win the second on the black assisted with a break of 39
Bob Proper (42) lost to Jeremy Gogan (-7)
Jeremy did well to win both despite giving away 49 start, won the first on the pink but was a comfortable winner in the second with the help of a 25
Sam Duncan (42) drew with Guy Heys (7)
Sam won the first on the pink, Guy winning the second on the black with a fine 27 clearance.
Paul Bullock (35) won against Ross Symes (-35)
Paul had a 70 point start in each frame and despite his best efforts Ross was not up to the challenge. Paul was a comfortable winner despite Ross making a 31 in the first.

Mechanics A 2-6 Tower Pirates
Bob Salkeld (35) lost to Stephen Wilson (28)
Bob lost for only the second time, Stephen a comfortable winner in the first and winning the second on the pink.
Lloyd Letherbarrow (42) lost to Stephen Morgan (0)
Despite giving a 42 start to Lloyd, Stephen was a comfortable winner in both.
Played excellently in the first potting colours with virtually every red and in the process made a 24, to win 100 / 54. The second was not as high scoring but again Stephen played well with Lloyd only potting one red. Stephen remains top of the frame winners league by four frames.
Ernie Bird (42) lost to Ryan Shaw (-7)
Ryan was in top form winning the first frame with a score 106 / 50 with breaks of 26 and 31 with Ernie scoring just one red. Not as high scoring in the second, nevertheless Ryan was still playing well and was again a comfortable winner assisted with a break of 36.
Phil Papworth (28) won against Ben Garnier (42)
Phil going to the table last with his team 6-0 down hoping to save the whitewash.
This he managed to do winning the first on the pink when Ben failed to get a required snooker on the last two colours and winning the second more comfortably

St Aubin Warriors 8-0 Tower Pocket Rockets
Robert Le Moel (35) won against Daniel Cavey (0)
Daniel did not play to his potential failing to make the most of his opportunities and despite Robert giving away a few fouls towards the end of the first frame, ended up a comfortable winner. The second was much closer, winning it on the pink.
Chris Blampied (7) won against Nathan Piziura (7)
With both being on a handicap of 7 and both good steady players, you expected the frames to be close. This did not turn out to be the case. Nathan was not at his best, Chris took full advantage and ended being a comfortable winner in both making a break of 20 in the first.
Byron Le Cornu (35) won against James Martin (7)
In the first Byron made a 20 to go well ahead but then James came back with a 20 of his own, but then failed to capitalize on his opportunities.
Byron won both comfortably but it was a case of Byron playing well above what his handicap would suggest and James not playing to the best of his ability that his handicap would in turn suggest.
Aaron Canavan (-63) won against Ryan Yates (14)
Aaron giving away 77 start in each frame won the first 113 / 85 with breaks of 26 and 53.
In the second Aaron made a 35 but when with just 3 reds left, Ryan was a bit unlucky.
He potted red and a good yellow into the middle pocket with the white finishing on the yellow spot. Unfortunately as all the colours were on their respective spots the yellow had to be placed in front of his ball and therefore snookered himself on the last two remaining reds, when he looked set to take the frame. He gave away eight points in fouls but then left Aaron with an easy red in middle pocket from which Aaron took full advantage taking blacks with the last two reds, winning the frame on the pink and finishing with a total clearance of 43 to make it a totally unexpected 8-0 victory.

Aaron Canavan: 53, 43 clearance, 35, 26
Gary Britton: 39
Ryan Shaw: 36, 31, 26
Ross Symes: 31
Guy Heys: 27 clearance
Jeremy Gogan: 25
Stephen Morgan: 24
Chris Blampied: 20
Byron Le Cornu: 20
James Martin: 20


Jordan Proctor 1-2 Peter Robinson
Bob Rondel 0-3 Lee Travers
Herbie Bruggraber 1-2 Ryan Yates
Andre Bonjour 1-2 Nathan Piziura

None reported


Services 15-14 Tower Royals
(5) Paul Destro 167-104 Phil Smith (4)
(5) Malcolm Malzard 231-192 Bob Denison (6)
(5) Robbie Kilpatrick 251-104 Aubrey Rive (4)

Tower T’ree 14-14 St Aubin Misfits
(4) Martyn Le Gallais 208-154 Robert Le Moel (4)
(5) Peter Robinson 213-190 Byron Le Cornu (5)
(5) Howard Smith 209-219 Richard de la Haye (5)

Martyn Le Gallais: 28, 26
Robert Le Moel: 21


An unusual if not even a rare event took place in a match played at Tower on Thursday the 5th March between Howard Smith and Malcolm Malzard.
One of the rules of the game:
“ consecutive hazards, not in conjunction with a cannon, are limited to 15 strokes”
Malcolm played first and in trying to play the red into baulk, potted the red in the middle bag and continued until he was told by Howard that he had reached 10 hazards. He made a further 5 hazards and then played a safety shot managing to put both balls in baulk.
His break was therefore 45.
This situation normally happens during the course of a game, not when the opponent has not even had a shot.

The final result was:
Howard Smith 224-285 Malcolm Malzard